Hox gene - These genes determine how a particular section of a developing embryo will develop.  The amazing fact is the high degree of homology between these genes between different organisms.  In fact, one can replace the gene for wing development from a fruit fly with the same gene from a chicken and the fly develops normally!  It doesn't grow chicken wings!

Hox gene - These genes determine how a particular section of a developing embryo will develop. The amazing fact is the high degree of homology between these genes between different organisms. In fact, one can replace the gene for wing development from a fruit fly with the same gene from a chicken and the fly develops normally! It doesn't grow chicken wings!

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Genomic Organization of the Hox Gene Cluster.

Genomic Organization of the Hox Gene Cluster.

Hox genes (from an abbreviation of homeobox) are a group of related genes that control the body plan of the embryo along the anterior-poster...

Hox genes (from an abbreviation of homeobox) are a group of related genes that control the body plan of the embryo along the anterior-poster...

Hox genes lay out general body forms

Hox genes lay out general body forms

Hox Gene Research And New Data On How Fish Grew Feet**********************************

Hox Gene Research And New Data On How Fish Grew Feet**********************************

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